Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 679-7655 (cell) Steven T. McFarland, Executive Director, (202) 679-7653 (cell) In a Los Angeles speech two weeks ago, Bishop Michael Fu Tieshan of the government-controlled... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom wrote to President Clinton August 8 urging that he raise with President Obasanjo of Nigeria "the need for his government to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom wrote Friday, July 28 to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, recommending that Laos, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Turkmenistan... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2000 Contact: Eileen A. Sullivan, Deputy Director of Communications, (202) 523-3240 The Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Elliott Abrams, today expressed the Commission's regret at the upcoming resignation of... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today issued a statement deploring what appears to be increasing persecution of Uighur Muslims in China's... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today issued a statement urging Congress and the Administration not to lift sanctions on Sudan before that country... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today wrote to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with recommendations for a stronger U.S. government response to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today announced an expanded work program for its second year. "With the lessons of our first year, during which... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today elected Commissioner Elliott Abrams to serve as Chairman during its second year of operation. Commissioner Firuz Kazemzadeh... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today expressed regret over the House vote to grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status without... Read More

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